Get Lost in Vermont – The Shelburne Tunnel

The ninth of fifty fictional places to visit in Vermont you won’t find in any travel guide. Even the locals don’t know about them. ______________________________ THE SHELBURNE TUNNEL To bypass dull dinner party chit-chat, I come ready with ice breaker questions. Last month when I attended an invite-only keto beer – goat cheese pairing at…

Saturday

I’m pivoting from filmmaking.  It’s served me well but my love is the story.  In that spirit, I’m attempting a short story a week. No genre is safe. Here we go.   ______________________________________________________ Saturday morning, I woke to the sounds of a large truck driving down our road. It was early, but my brother had been…

Employee of the Month

Verna worked as a cashier at Savemoores Supermarket for 45 years. When she began her cashiering career, the store was a tiny convenience store. Today it’s a 75,000 square foot behemoth. It had three cashier lanes in 1974, and now it had thirty-one.   On her last day, she worked her regular shift; 7 am –…

The Barren Pines (Weekly Writing Project)

 I wrote this in script form with the intent of doing a short film.  I’ve been enamored with Jersey folklore as far back as my memory goes. ____________ THE BARREN PINES EXT. WOODS – DAY  Shots within a dark, gloomy forest, Tall pine trees shield most of the sunlight. The ground is sandy and covered…

Drive Thru

Drive Thru A fictional tale inspired by a photo I had taken of a burned McDonalds I had made about ten years ago.  ____________ File Number: 43423423_29_1 Recording Number 203322222_342_343_pm mcdonalds_arson TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW OF Doctor Joseph Sipnassy with Detective Steve Henry: Whereupon, the following proceedings were had in Bartlesville Police Department on October 14,…